City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 14 Meeting?

September’s planning meeting will be a busy one with three statutory public meetings; two will amend projects already approved, and the last one is for another new high rise development along Gordon Street. One of these projects has already gotten huge attention from delegates, and you can probably figure out which one.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 1o am on September 11. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: The meeting will be closed to the public, though it will be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

NOTE #3: No final decision will be made on any of these projects at this meeting, and there will be an opportunity for people to delegate even if they didn’t sign up in advance. A number will be posted during the meeting so that interested parties can call in.

Statutory Public Meeting Report 1159 Victoria Road South Proposed Red-line Amendment to an Approved Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment File: OZS20-007 and 23T-07506 Ward 6 – It seems weird to have a whole new statutory public meeting just to add two more units, but because the land around that present development is still “Conservation Land” (P.1) and  the addition of two new residential lots still needs to be approved. According to report, the two additional units require no changes to the proposed road pattern or the lot layout of the remainder of the subdivision. The developer on this project is presently in the midst of their second three-year extension in getting the project built.

Statutory Public Meeting Report 120 Huron Street Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment File: OZS20-005 Ward 1 – The site of the formal Uniroyal plant has already been approved by council to be turned into new apartments, but now there’s an additional request. Along with 87 units in the former four-storey plant, the developer would like to add a new fifth storey that will be home to 30 units that will be specifically earmarked as affordable housing. To do this, council will need to endorse the new zoning from R.4A-53 (Specialized General Apartment Zone) to a Specialized High Density Apartment Zone (R.4B-??).

Statutory Public Meeting Report 1242-1260 Gordon Street and 9 Valley Road Proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments File: OZS20-004 and 23T-20001 Ward 6 – In what will likely be the most controversial of the night’s planning proposals (there are nine delegates already), is this request to build a pair of 12-storey apartment buildings with all together 377 available units. The site will include 586 parking spaces, and a portion of the east end of the proposed site will be reserved for open space. The application is asking for a change in zoning from a Residential Single Detached” (R.1B) Zone to a “Specialized High Density Apartment” (R.4B-?) Zone, a “Conservation Land” (P.1) Zone and a “Neighbourhood Park” (P.2) Zone.

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